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Summer of air travel hell: flight delays, labor shortages

Hi, I’m Matt Turner, editor-in-chief of Insider. Welcome to Insider Weekly, a roundup of some of our top stories.


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Goal one: On Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the historic decision that legalized abortion in the United States. We highlight some valuable material from our editorial staff.


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Friday’s SCOTUS decision reverses nearly 50 years of legalization of abortion across the country – and soon the US will see a domino effect from legal, social and economic changes. Follow Insider news about the solution here. And to help guide you through it all, here are some of the important articles we’ve published.

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Air travel is going to be hell this summer

Summer will be a travel collage showing flight delays, cancellations and travelers waiting at the airport.


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It’s been a particularly bad year for air travel. In fact, 2022 had the highest percentage of delayed flights and the highest percentage of canceled flights in eight years. (And just think of all the headlines from last weekend’s air travel chaos…)

Dozens of different factors add to a hectic summer for travel, but they all mean one thing: if you’re flying this summer, brace yourself for a nightmarish trip.

Here’s what you need to know.


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